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Clerk to Governors (West)

£20 per hour 
6 hours per meeting
Closing Date
Wednesday July 6th, 2022 9am
Interview Date
Thursday July 14th, 2022

The Role

Trinity Multi-Academy Trust 

Clerk to Governors 

Trinity Multi-Academy Trust is a forward thinking, vibrant and rapidly growing trust currently comprising of 10 academies, including secondary, primary and post-16.  We are proud to have transformed the life chances of thousands of pupils across its existing academies, and our core values of Empathy, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility run through all aspects of academy life. 

Each academy has its own governing body whose role is to support and challenge the school’s senior leadership.  They play a pivotal role in ensuring we achieve our vision of making a positive difference to the lives of as many young people as possible.  

As a Clerk to Governors you will provide support to governing body meetings by: 

  • Providing advice and guidance on governance, constitutional and procedural matters (full training and support will be provided through the Trust Governance Support Officer) 
  • Taking minutes that summarise succinctly and eloquently, the essence of the meeting and record all decisions accurately and objectively. 


You will undertake this role for two of our academies within the Calderdale region, however, we will also accept applications from candidates who would prefer to support just one academy. 

Hours of work: 

Each governing body has 6 meetings per academic year and you will be allocated 6 hours per meeting (which includes travel time where required, attendance at the meeting, and the typing of minutes).  

If the successful candidate wishes to clerk for two academies, this will mean a minimum of 72 hours work each academic year. 

All governing body meetings are planned for the academic year, providing opportunity to plan for work.  Meetings are held at the end of the school day / early evening so will suit someone who is not seeking a 9-5 role. 

Any additional hours that may be required throughout the year, such as attendance at training events or team meetings will be paid at the standard hourly rate. 

Rate of pay: £20 per hour (£120 per meeting)  

What we can offer: 

  • Friendly, welcoming and supportive academies. 
  • A thorough induction and support in your new role. 
  • Commitment to your development. 
  • Career progression opportunities. 

What we need: 

  • 5 or more GCSEs, including English at grade C or above, (or equivalent). 
  • Experience of note taking with an attention to detail. 
  • Well-developed time management, planning and organisational skills. 
  • Able to prioritise work and to manage work to meet tight deadlines. 

Experience of clerking in a school environment would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be provided. 

Start date: To be agreed   

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 6 July 2022 

Interviews:  Thursday 14 July 2022 

Trinity Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments are made subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We are an equal opportunities employer and want our staff profile to reflect the community we serve.